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Second combustible cladding class action targets panel supplier Fairview
Product Liability June 18, 2019 1:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

A second combustible cladding class action has been launched, this time against Fairview Architectural, the Australian manufacturer of Vitrabond polyethylene cladding, which it claims has […]

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J&J hip implant class members to be paid in full from $250M settlement
Product Liability June 17, 2019 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in a class action against Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy International over allegedly defective hip implants are on track to receive 100 per […]

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Class action might not yield ‘true value’ of RoundUp claims, plaintiff lawyer warns
Product Liability June 5, 2019 3:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The law firm running the first Australian cancer case against RoundUp weedkiller producer Monsanto has questioned whether victims would get the “true value” of their […]

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Monsanto faces first Australian lawsuit over RoundUp weedkiller
Product Liability June 4, 2019 8:53 pm By Amelia Birnie

Melbourne-based Carbone Lawyers has filed the first Australian lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto linking the company’s popular weedkiller RoundUp to cancer. Michael Ogalirolo, 54, contracted […]

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Combustible cladding class action has prima facie case against manufacturer, judge says
Product Liability June 3, 2019 1:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed the applicant in a class action over allegedly dangerous combustible cladding to sue a German-based cladding manufacturer, saying there was a […]

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‘Sensible’ funder won’t stick toxic foam class with costs after last-minute common fund withdrawal
Product Liability May 30, 2019 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has praised funder IMF Bentham for not seeking to recover from group members the cost of a withdrawn common fund application in one […]

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Slater & Gordon to file class action over ‘killer’ kitchen countertops
Class Actions May 29, 2019 11:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Slater & Gordon is planning a national class action against the makers of kitchen stone benchtops on behalf of thousands of stonemasons who […]

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‘No reason in logic’ why Ethicon pelvic mesh class should not be expanded, judge says
Class Actions May 2, 2019 4:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on the lead applicants’ bid to expand the current group definition in a class action against Johnson & Johnson unit […]

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AMS liable after putting its name on faulty mesh implants, class action claims
Class Actions April 10, 2019 12:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

By putting its name on allegedly defective vaginal mesh implants, American Medical Systems held itself out as the manufacture of those devices, according to an […]

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Judge says no to security for costs in unfunded Zoetis horse vaccine class action
Class Actions April 4, 2019 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused an application by horse vaccine maker Zoetis for $450,000 as security for costs in an unfunded class action alleging misleading claims […]

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